Any audiophile will tell you – the placement of your speaker system is just as important as the power or precision of those speakers. Location is essential for proper acoustics. Although the process has been simplified greatly over generations, the process is still best overseen by a dedicated professional.
This does not mean that you are off the hook! Your speaker installation professional will be looking to you for the strategy behind the technique. It is up to you how you want your system to feel and sound. Let’s take a look at some of the most important things that you should know.
Although you may have speakers all throughout your building (depending on the kind of system that you want installed), there will usually be a central location for the system source. From this central location, your wiring will carry your sounds to the other parts of the office. This is also where you set the basic parameters of the sound that carries through your site, including special effects and overall amplitude.
Each audio substation should be setup to give the appropriate amount of power and the right acoustics for the room. You may not need the ability to “rock the house” in your office, so you can redirect some of that power to the entrance area. Your installer should be able to tell you how to best organize your hardware to give you the appropriate potential in each area. If you have a system with the ability to play multiple sources of audio at once, this balance must be considered as well.
The great thing about the current generation of sound technology is the ability to completely hide your wiring. Not only does this create a better aesthetic, but it is also safer for everyone inside. Your installer must be able to present you a plan to connect all of your substations with command central without tearing up your walls, ceiling and floor. It is definitely possible, and you deserve to see exactly how it takes place before any drilling starts.
Choosing the Best Locations
As stated before, location is everything when it comes to speaker installation. The rooms that you choose should provide easy access to connection points that occur in other rooms. Your installer will have to consider the availability of electrical outlets to power certain aspects of the system. There is also the placement of keypads and other controls to consider. Remotes must be tested as well, meaning that some speakers may need to be in the line of sight from well trafficked areas of the room. These considerations are not simple, although the basic installation may be. This is where a professional with experience will come in quite handy.
With the outline above in mind, you should be able to play an important part in the acoustics of your property. Work with your professional speaker installer to get the sound that will truly make your office feel like home.